January 25, 2021

Dorchester man arrested on firearm charges tied to incident where officers were almost struck by fleeing car

A Dorchester man was arrested Monday on a warrant for various firearms charges stemming from an incident over the summer in which he allegedly almost struck two police officers with a vehicle and then led another officer on a foot chase, according to Boston police.

Hassaun G. Daily, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant that was issued on Oct. 9 for carrying a firearm without a license (second offense), possession of ammunition without an FID card, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police said in a posting on bpdnews.com.

Police said that around 2 a.m. on July 22 officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Dale Street in Roxbury, and a broadcast was made of

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Nissan to pay $4M fine to settle wrongful vehicle repossession charges

The financing arm of Nissan Motor Company will pay a $4 million fine to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to settle charges that it wrongfully repossessed vehicles and committed other unfair and deceptive practices, the regulator announced Tuesday.

The CFPB alleged that Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (NMAC) violated consumer protection regulations by repossessing vehicles despite previous agreements with customers not to do so, refusing to return property left in repossessed vehicles to customers until they paid a fee, and pushing customers into costlier and misleading loan repayment and extension options.

Nissan agreed to pay up to $1 million in restitution to harmed consumers along with the $4 million fine, and promised that it would halt the practices at the heart of the order.

“NMAC denies any wrongdoing but has agreed to settle with the CFPB in the best interest for all parties. While NMAC disagrees with the CFPB’s claims,

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Sonic Automotive CEO David Smith arrested for assault and strangulation charges

The CEO of Sonic Automotive Inc, one of the largest U.S. auto dealer groups, was charged Monday with assault and strangulation, according to a report.

David Bruton Smith was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female and false imprisonment.

Cops told the Charlotte Observer that “the victim stated the suspect assaulted and unlawfully restrained her without her consent.”

The head of the Charlotte-based car sales company was released after he posted a $30,000 bond, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been in his current role since September 2018.

Sonic operates more than 85 stores in 14 states.

Smith is the son of O. Burton Smith, the executive chairman of Speedway Motorsports LLC.

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Sonic Automotive CEO David Smith arrested on assault charges

Sonic Automotive Inc. CEO David Smith spent a day in the Mecklenburg County Jail in North Carolina after he was arrested on four charges Monday, including assault by strangulation, according to the jail.

Smith, CEO of the nation’s sixth-largest new-vehicle retailer, was arrested at about 9:45 a.m. Monday and committed to the jail later that day, according to a police report and the jail. He was released around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

He was arrested on charges of assault by strangulation, false imprisonment, assault on a female and interfering with emergency communication. Smith posted a $30,000 bond, according to the jail.

In a statement, Sonic’s board of directors said it “remains steadfast in its support” of Smith.

“We believe in David’s leadership, honesty and transparency, which he has demonstrated throughout his tenure as chief executive officer and over 20 years of service to the company,” the statement said. “David has informed

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Disorderly conduct charges dropped against woman who said Chicago police dragged her from car and placed a knee on her neck

Disorderly conduct charges have been dropped against a woman who said Chicago police officers pulled her from a car by her hair and placed a knee on her neck in May.

a group of people around each other: Mia Wright, 25, who was pulled from a car by Chicago police at Brickyard Mall, talks with family and supporters after speaking to media in the parking lot of the Brickyard Mall in Chicago on June 4, 2020.

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Mia Wright, 25, who was pulled from a car by Chicago police at Brickyard Mall, talks with family and supporters after speaking to media in the parking lot of the Brickyard Mall in Chicago on June 4, 2020.

The incident — caught on video — happened at Brickyard Mall at 2600 N. Narragansett Ave. during days of unrest following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after an officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck.

Police said they were responding to reports of looting at the mall when they came across a car containing Mia Wright and others. Officers said they suspected the people in the car were “assembled

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Woman Hits Child, 8, On Bicycle; No Charges Filed: Video

diagram: The child is seen in a video being struck by a driver and flying off her bicycle and into the air.

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The child is seen in a video being struck by a driver and flying off her bicycle and into the air.

MASTIC BEACH, NY — The family of a child, 8, on a bicycle who was hit by a driver who left the scene is reportedly outraged and rallying for justice after no charges were filed.

A report by News 12 Long Island includes a video that depicts Zhion Brown Parks get hit and thrown from her bicylce; she later walks away limping and calling for her mother. The motorist initially stopped the vehicle, then drove off, the video indicates.

“She left my daughter there. My baby was screaming for me,” Nicole Smith, Zhion’s mother, told News 12; a rally was reportedly held on Tuesday to protest the lack of charges filed, News 12 said.

According to Suffolk County Police, a woman driving a 2017 Honda

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Riverview man fatally shoots woman with assault rifle during dispute over car crash, charges say | Law and order

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ST. LOUIS — A Riverview man was charged Sunday with murdering a woman a day earlier during a dispute over a minor car crash.

Deion A. Whalen, 23, of the 9800 block of Jeffrey Drive, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Charges say Whalen fired an assault rifle at Victoria McBee, striking her in the eye and killing her Saturday in the 4400 block of Lexington Avenue. After police found McBee, 34, lying in the street about 2:40 p.m., an ambulance took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to charges, a relative of McBee and someone else had been in a minor car crash on the block and were trying to resolve a dispute peacefully when Whalen, who was not involved in the crash, approached the scene.

Whalen threatened McBee’s relatives with an assault rifle, and when

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